Regenerative agriculture: a viable option for large-scale row crop farms?
Regenerative agriculture is one of the buzzwords of the moment and it seems like everyone from grassroot organizations to large corporations are now touting it as the holy grail of farming. But often, interesting concepts... more »
Going deep: Roots determine tree development in orchards
Determining how tree fruit orchardists can manipulate soil health, and use planting and cropping practices to get the optimum outcomes from tree root systems is a key question being examined by researchers. Astrid Volder, professor... more »
New biopesticides position started by Biobest
Biobest Group, a biological control and pollination products provider, has appointed Lara Ramaekers to the new role of business development director of biopesticides. Ramaekers was global biocontrol portfolio lead... more »
Worm Force: Vermiculture helps soil, protects crops
Earthworms can rejuvenate soil to create healthy crops. Through earthworms, unhealthy soil can quickly be made healthy, said George Hahn, owner and president of the Worm Gold/California Vermiculture LLC. “Go to a redwood forest or... more »
USDA awards grants to boost U.S. fertilizer production
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has received $3 billion in applications from more than 350 independent businesses for the first two rounds of a new grant program to add innovative domestic fertilizer production capacity. The... more »
Why do you plant cover crops … or why don’t you?
Farmers are invited to share their thoughts on cover crops in an online survey at bit.ly/CoverCrop23. Your insight will help guide research, communications, seed development, and more. The National Cover Crop Survey is the seventh since... more »
Biome Makers upgrades soil health management tool
Biome Makers has released the latest updates to BeCrop Technology, which decodes soil biology and soil health management. The... more »
Biologicals summit focuses on next-gen tools
A new event is designed to raise awareness of biological solutions that are available to fruit and vegetable growers to enhance soil and plant health. The Salinas Biological Summit is set for June 20-21, at... more »